Poetry at the Post-Colorado: “Another Thing” by David Mason

Another Thing
BY DAVID MASON

So why not be the vast, antipodal cloud
you soloed under, riven by cold gales?

Sunset, Breckenridge, CO August 2014 photo courtesy of John Jennings
Sunset, Breckenridge, CO
August 2014
photo courtesy of John Jennings

My weekend #coloradominitrip is embedded on iPhoto but those photos are static. Nowhere can they capture the grandeur of the mountains or the sense that there is the potential in your body to push it more,to go to the limits—to be “another thing.”

USA Pro Challenge Stage 5 Breckenridge, CO August 22, 2014 photo by  Alice Jennings
USA Pro Challenge
Stage 5
Breckenridge, CO
August 22, 2014
photo by Alice Jennings

The others are one thing. They know they are.
One compass needle. They have found their way

Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason’s poem, “Another Thing,” suggests that desire to live life in another way, “to wreck yourself once more against the day.” A poem like the mountains can call us to higher feats. I like that.

#coloradominitrip photo by Alice Jennings
#coloradominitrip
photo by Alice Jennings

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